By NITZ ARANCON
PROVINCIAL board members have agreed to collectively participate in the preparation of the legislature’s annual budget.
Provincial board member Gerardo Sabal III said the agreement was made during the legislative body’s inaugural session early this week.
“Dili pareho sa una nga ang mag-prepare sa among annual budget sa Sanguniang Panlalawigan, ang vice governor ra ug ang board secretary. Karon kami na tanang membro sa Sangunian ang mag-prepare sa among annual budget.”
This is so, he said, because beginning next year, the offices of every provincial board member would already have their respective budgets.
This way, it would be easier for provincial board members to give their needy constituents services.
According to Sabal, this would be unlike in the past when people who sought the help of provincial board members are referred to the vice governor.
“Ang among toyo niini nga makalihok kami dayon kon na-ay mangayog tabang kanamo, kay ang among tomong ma-o ra man ang pagserbisyo,” Sabal said.